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The municipality of Balaon, La Union received the Purple Ribbon Award during the Pammadayaw ti DOH 2017 held at Bangko Sentral Convention Hall, San Fernando City, La Union last December 14, 2017. It ranked first in La Union and first runner-up in Region 1.

The Purple Ribbon Award, which was launched in 2016, recognizes local government units as well as civil society organizations for their exemplary practices, accomplishments and innovations in the implementation of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program.

The award is an affirmation of the family planning program implemented by the local government in relation to the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law of 2012. Balaoan is contraceptive self-reliant allocating a significant amount in its annual budget to purchase family planning commodities and conduct massive information dissemination campaigns to achieve “zero unmet needs in family planning.”

Official Website of Municipality of Balaoan